Illinois - Building Construction and Maintenance: Program Requirement

Program Requirement
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State law establishes comprehensive guidelines and accountability measures for school construction and building maintenance that include detailed provisions for addressing student health and safety.

Illinois Compiled Statutes 5-2-3.25. Standards for schools.

(a) To determine for all types of schools conducted under this Act efficient and adequate standards for the physical plant, heating, lighting, ventilation, sanitation, safety, equipment and supplies, instruction and teaching, curriculum, library, operation, maintenance, administration and supervision, and to issue, refuse to issue or revoke certificates of recognition for schools or school districts pursuant to standards established hereunder; to determine and establish efficient and adequate standards for approval of credit for courses given and conducted by schools outside of the regular school term.

Illinois Compiled Statutes 5-2-3.12. School building code.

(c) As soon as practicable, but not later than 2 years after January 1, 1993, the State Board of Education shall combine the document known as “Efficient and Adequate Standards for the Construction of Schools” with the document known as “Building Specifications for Health and Safety in Public Schools” together with any modifications or additions that may be deemed necessary. The combined document shall be known as the “Health/Life Safety Code for Public Schools” and shall be the governing code for all facilities that house public school students or are otherwise used for public school purposes, whether such facilities are permanent or temporary and whether they are owned, leased, rented, or otherwise used by the district. Facilities owned by a school district but that are not used to house public school students or are not used for public school purposes shall be governed by separate provisions within the code authorized by this Section.

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